SBS2003 SP1 Beta has been launched

Wayne blogged about the SBS2003 SP1 beta launch already but I figured I post some more details. This is the word from Microsoft… The beta has been launched in English and German only at this time. Key goals include: Maintain the OEM 15 minute install experience – personally I don’t like this one as I feel it’s going to give misleading perceptions to end users, however it’s a great marketing story. The truth here is the 15 minutes is for the OEM install where you get to the To Do list and from here the real work starts in terms … Continue reading SBS2003 SP1 Beta has been launched

February Adelaide SBS Users Group Meeting

The next meeting for the Adelaide SBS Users Group will be held Monday Feb 21 at 6:30pm. We’ll be meeting at Enterprise House (Business SA), 136 Greenhill Road, Unley. We’ll be in room 6 on the first floor. Parking is available on-site. I’m looking for suggestions for topics to present, however at the moment I’ll probably discuss new tips around ISA 2000 configuration and group policy. However, read my next blog entry on SBS SP1 which might come in as the winning topic to discuss. Please RSVP your intention to attend to info@sbsusers.net. Attendance is free.

When “connectcomputer” doesn’t…

Here’s a new one I found the other night. I was rebuilding an SBS2k3 from scratch for a community group. They have about 15 clients (XPP) on the network all with wireless NICs and a couple of access points to service them. I took them off the old domain, changed the local admin password and installed & ran MSAS beta to find & nuke any bugs. I disconnected the APs from the switch whilst the server was being built and until it was patched and AV’d just to be safe. When the server was ready to roll the APs were … Continue reading When “connectcomputer” doesn’t…